KCHN
Broadcast areaGreater Houston
Frequency1050 kHz
Programming
FormatSouth Asian
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
August 2, 1968; 55 years ago (1968-08-02) (as KPXE Liberty, Texas)
February 7, 1997; 27 years ago (1997-02-07) (as KCHN Brookshire, Texas)
Former call signs
KPXE (1968–1997)
Call sign meaning
CHiNese Radio
Technical information
Facility ID68124
ClassD
Power410 watts day
Transmitter coordinates
29°52′45″N 96°2′8″W / 29.87917°N 96.03556°W / 29.87917; -96.03556
Links
WebsiteKCHN Website

KCHN (1050 AM) is a Houston, Texas, area radio station, licensed to Brookshire, Texas serving mostly Asian listeners with broadcasts in a mix of Indian, Chinese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Pakistani languages. Sports programming includes coverage of Houston Rockets games. The station also provides religious programs in Polish. It is under ownership of Multicultural Broadcasting.

History

Originally licensed to Liberty, Texas in 1967 as KPXE. In 1990, Trinity River Valley Broadcasting built an FM facility and started on (the current KHIH) as of aug, 29, 1991, the 24 hour FM sister to KPXE. KPXE was sold to Arthur Liu in 1997, which included the move of the facility to Brookshire, as a station targeting the southwestern and western areas of Houston, which have a significant Asian populace.

Because KCHN shares the same frequency as "clear channel" station XEG-AM in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico; it broadcasts only during the daytime hours.

Kalakkal Kadambam, Kannada Karunji, Andhra Mirchi, and Tamil Mirchi programs are aired from KCHN on Saturdays.

Texas Chinese Radio (德州中文台) program is aired from KCHN on Monday through Friday from 7a.m. to 12p.m.

Texas Chinese Radio (德州中文台) moved from KCHN to its sister station KXYZ in 2017 and on knth?